David R. Forrer

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    David has focused his practice on estate planning and related tax matters since 2000.  He began as a solo practitioner in Annapolis and later practiced at regional, national and international law firms before settling into the boutique estate planning practice.  He has advised ultra-high net worth families on strategies for wealth preservation and transmission, including strategic charitable giving techniques and planning for disability.  As a former litigator, he handles courtroom practice before the Orphans’ Court and acts as an advisor to litigation counsel.  He also has many years of experience preparing estate tax and gift tax returns.


    • LL.M., Taxation, 2003, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
    • J.D., 1997 (cum laude), Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC
    • A.B., 1991, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland 1998
    • D.C. 1999


    • Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Estates and Trusts
    • Baltimore Estate Planning Council
    • Baltimore County Bar Association

    Bar Activities

    • Reviser since 2005 for Chapter 5, “Maryland Death Taxes,” in the tax treatise Maryland Taxes, published by the Maryland State Bar Association.
    • Past Co-Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Estate and Gift Tax Study Group
    • Committee Member, Maryland State Bar Association/Maryland Association of CPAs Advanced Tax Institute Estate Planning Day

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